New West Society was started in 2010 by Jonathan Schorr and Kristin Harms. What began with 30 volunteer members has grown to close to 100 members, each committed to New West’s vision to use music as a conduit to bless others. They have quickly gained recognition in Calgary, and consistently fill churches and auditoriums at their concerts throughout the year. New West Society holds three major sell-out events per season: Christmas with New West at the Jack Singer Concert Hall, a major fundraiser in early spring, and a Spring Concert in late May at the Bella Music Hall at Mount Royal University.
New West performs approximately 15 times per year, performing choral and orchestral music that includes genres such as classical, pop, gospel and contemporary.
They exist to “bless people of all age, leading them to experience love through music, community and compassionate giving.”
The members of New West value living with Christ-like behavior, constantly pursuing excellence, and fostering a sense of belonging with their membership and audiences. They uphold honesty and respect, paired with being fun and inspiring others.